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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (2014)

Drivers of technological choices for water supply services : the case of small scale water providers of Greater Maputo

Cappuccini E.

Titre : Drivers of technological choices for water supply services : the case of small scale water providers of Greater Maputo

Auteur : Cappuccini E.

Etablissement de soutenance : UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2014

Résumé
By 2015 43% of world population would be urbanized (according to UN HABITAT 2003). The largest portion of this growth will be in the Global South. The new urbanized areas are therefore the most vulnerable in relation to service provision. The document introduces the concept of political ecology to underline the human-environment nexus, the one of urban waterscape to remark the interrelation of water infrastructures with the hydrological cycle and with sociological implications. By flowing into the city water is not only a resource but embody power relations that can influence the location and the decision about technological options. Looking at the case of small scale water providers in Maputo (Mozambique) the document examine the elements and dynamics underneath technological choices in order to construct water service supply service. A number of key elements are underlined as crucial. Those generally underlined as conventional : market options and capital availability. Those recalled as unconventional : trust relationship and knowledge by experience. Although it is not possible to remark the predominance of on element over the others are observable trends related to the co-production of services composed by providers, customers and the array of companies that sells materials, the role of the natural resource in shaping the availability of options and finally the importance of trust as key determinant of choice. A combination of elements and actors with different power relations contribute to the selection of technology that forms water supply service in urbanized areas, by doing it technology embodies a key role in the expression of power.

Sujets  : water supply services ; small-scale providers ; case studies ; Mozambique

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